Category Archives: Gear Reviews

James Hetfield Signature EMG Pickups Review

I love to play heavy metal on the guitar and like most guitar players, I am always chasing the perfect tone.  Most of my heavy metal heroes use stock EMG pickups.  The problem is, I’m not a big fan of active pickups.  To me, they sound to sterile and dont have that warmth or the…

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Top 5 Most Famous Guitars

Disclosure: We are sometimes awarded commissions on the sales of products and services featured on this site. We test each product thoroughly and recommend only what we believe to be the very best.   The award winning GuitarTricks.com wrote a great article on the top 5 most famous guitars of all time.  Check it out…

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Fender Blues Jr Settings

  For those of you that have a Fender Blues Jr, you’ll love the new guide that we have created for you. If you are not familiar with the Fender Blues Jr, it is a fantastic all tube amp at a killer price point and sounds amazing.  Check out your local guitar shop to give…

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Ernie Ball Cobalt Strings Review

I first mentioned the new cobalt strings from Ernie Ball a couple of months back in my Best of NAMM 2012 post.  Later it came out that Slash, Steve Morse and John Petrucci are now using them as well. Curiosity got the best of me and I was excited to try them.  I finally got…

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Get the James Hetfield Tone

One of my students is learning some Metallica riffs from the Black album and mentioned that he is having a hard time getting that heavy crunch that Hetfield had on the Black album.  My initial response was, “Good luck!”  A lot of Hetfield’s tone on the Black album was due to layering guitar tracks and…

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How to Buy an Acoustic Guitar

  Maybe you got your tax return back from the government and you’re jonesing for an acoustic guitar.  There are so many choices out there and prices vary from sub $100 to thousands.  You dont have to spend thousands to get a good acoustic guitar though.  So what is it that you should be looking…

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Awesome Deal on Jet City Amp Combo

I just saw that Musicians Friend has the Jet City JCA2112RC on sale today only.  These are fantastic amps at full price which is normally $349.  Today they are on sale for $299!  Click the Stupid deal of the day link below to check them out Here is a full review that Music Radar did…

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Slash Gets New Guitar Strings

As I mentioned in my post on The Best of Namm 2012, Ernie Ball released a new type of guitar string- Cobalt.  Not a lot was known about them but Slash, Steve Morse and John Petrucci have all posted videos for Ernie Ball discussing why they have switched to Ernie Ball 2721 Cobalt Regular Slinky…

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Guitar Picks that Defy Gravity

  I love trying out new guitar picks. One of the first things I do with my students that I teach guitar to, is give them a selection of picks to experiment with. It’s an important yet overlooked tool or guitar players. Too many players just settle on what is laying around but let me…

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Hot New Gear from NAMM 2012

        I’ve been following some of the articles and Youtube videos coming out of Winter NAMM 2012 and it looks like there is some great stuff coming out this year.

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